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THREE RIVERS — St. Joseph County Prosecutor John McDonough was arrested Monday night following a crash in Lockport Township. According to the St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department, at just after 7 p.m., deputies responded to a single car crash in the 17000 block of Lovers Lane. When deputies...
COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON - One of the vans in the Three Rivers Community Schools fleet outfitted with a mobile Wi-Fi hot spot is parked in the lot at Riverside Apartments and Townhomes Thursday. The van is part of an initiative through the district to provide students with Wi-Fi while they’re learning from home.
THREE RIVERS — According to a survey sent out to Three Rivers Community Schools families at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, about one in four students in the district do not have access to reliable internet at home. With learning from home now a necessity since school buildings are closed,...
THREE RIVERS — The Three Rivers City Commission approved temporary modifications to Municipal Employees’ Retirement System of Michigan (MERS) benefits for city employees during their meeting Tuesday. Mayor Tom Lowry said because of the temporary closure of city buildings and reduced work hours for...
COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON - Pictured is the old Three Rivers Hospital Thursday. This site was one of the priority sites for environmental site assessments in Three Rivers as part of a $300,000 grant St. Joseph County received Wednesday.
ST. JOSEPH COUNTY — St. Joseph County received a $300,000 grant from the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Wednesday that would help with assessment and cleanup of contaminated properties under the agency’s Brownfields Program. According to the EPA, St. Joseph County will use the...
COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON - A look at R&R Trailer in Three Rivers as of Friday. Manufacturing workers in Michigan are expected to resume work by May 11 under a new executive order by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer.
THREE RIVERS — Under Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s latest executive order, which extended the state’s stay-at-home order to May 28, allowed manufacturing workers, including those at Michigan’s big three auto companies, to resume work on Monday, May 11. The measure came after Whitmer, on May...
Photo Provided - David Marvin, a defense attorney from Lockport Township, is one of two candidates for St. Joseph County prosecutor on the August ballot.
CENTREVILLE — Current St. Joseph County Prosecutor John McDonough has not had a primary challenger in 12 years, when he edged out Douglas Fisher by less than 200 votes in the August 2008 election. Until now. David Marvin, a defense attorney from Lockport Township and the president of the St. Joseph...
THREE RIVERS — July 9. That date, mentioned by Three Rivers High School Principal Carrie Balk during Monday’s Three Rivers Community Schools Board of Education meeting, is currently the scheduled date for graduation ceremonies for the Class of 2020. Balk mentioned this date as part of an update to...
COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON - A view of the Historic Courthouse in Centreville Friday. County commissioners approved the furloughs of more than 60 county employees due to the fiscal effects of the COVID-19 pandemic in the county.
CENTREVILLE — In what many commissioners called the toughest decision they have had to make, the St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners approved signed letters of understanding with different union groups, effectively beginning the furloughing of more than 60 county employees. The move was made...
CENTREVILLE — With the COVID-19 pandemic still affecting St. Joseph County both operationally and fiscally, county commissioners are discussing a staffing move that could lead to hour reductions or the furloughing of as many as 45 employees at county offices. The issue was brought up during...
COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON - A view of the midway of the 2019 Three Rivers Water Festival. On Thursday, the 64th annual Water Festival, originally scheduled for June 18-20, was postponed to July 23-25.
THREE RIVERS — In an unprecedented move, the Three Rivers Area Chamber of Commerce announced Thursday the postponement of Three Rivers’ 64th annual Water Festival, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The new dates for the festival are Thursday, July 23 through Saturday, July 25. The festival was...

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